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Degenerative joint disease of the spine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   this is regarding my wife
Doctor :   k
User :   Her B12 reports are below 150
User :   we are seeing an orthopaedic in mumbai
Doctor :   k
User :   also her Vit D is on the lower range
User :   she gets severe pain in the shoulders and feels weak
Doctor :   k
User :   also she has a prob with her hand. it gets swollen and there is pain
User :   can u pls advise
Doctor :   ,k
User :   she is 38
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Occupation
Doctor :   Location
User :   teacher. also she has hypothyroid
Doctor :   any other problems she has
User :   mumbai
Doctor :   medical problems i mean
Doctor :   k
User :   only thyroid for which she is under medication
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   is her thyroid problem under control
User :   yes as of now.
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   see normally hypothyroid patients do put on weight
User :   she has put on weight . infact post second pregnancy in 2005
Doctor :   weakness is also common complaints in thyroid patients do have
Doctor :   what information do u want now
Doctor :   and how can i help u
User :   just want to make sure - is this rheumatoid ? My orthop feels its a case of spondilysis
Doctor :   rheumatoid will be both sides
Doctor :   small joints
Doctor :   degenerative
Doctor :   disease
Doctor :   most in fingers
User :   the pain is on one side only here
Doctor :   pain is worst in the morning and pain gradually decreases as time goes by
User :   ok
Doctor :   so its unlikely to be rheutamoid
Doctor :   now coming to spondilitis
Doctor :   it is degenerative disease joint disease of the spine
Doctor :   for which the person has
Doctor :   neck
Doctor :   pain
Doctor :   stiffness
Doctor :   pain radiating into arms
Doctor :   it can be one sided
Doctor :   or two sided
Doctor :   r u there
User :   Thank you Doctor. You have been wonderful.
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Doctor :   bye
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